This page describes the household clinical waste collection scheme available in the borough of Oadby and Wigston.
Examples of clinical waste include:
- Human or animal tissue
- Blood or other bodily fluids
- Drugs or other pharmaceutical products
- Swabs or dressings
- Syringes, needles or other sharp instruments
Removal of clinical waste
There is no charge for the removal of clinical waste from domestic properties. We will collect clinical waste such as sharps and needles that are placed in a sharps box. Your surgery or local health centre should provide you with the boxes.
Please note, we will only collect boxes with yellow or orange lids, provided by your surgery or local health centre.
If you have a medical condition which generates other waste such as dressings, swabs and materials containing bodily fluids, you should contact your local surgery. They will contact us to make the collection arrangements.
To report a syringe or drug related item found in a public area please contact Customer Services on Leicester (0116) 288 8961.
Glass collection boxes are not available to collect. You can either request a new or replacement box by contacting Customer Services: 40 Bell Street, Wigston Leicestershire LE18 1AD Tel: (0116) 288 8961.
Brown and green recycling bags are available to collect at Customer Services: 40 Bell Street, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 1AD and at Oadby and Wigston libraries.
Alternatively, each roll of bags contains a sticky label that requests 'More Bags Please'. Please attach this label to the colour of the bag you require more of when your bags are placed out for collection.
If you have difficulty with either of these methods, please contact Customer Services on Leicester (0116) 288 8961 who will arrange delivery of the bags to your property.
Refuse and brown and green recycling bags are collected from your property on a weekly basis. Garden waste and glass recycling (if you have a collection on your road) are collected on a fortnightly basis.
The refuse and recycling webpage will tell you when your next collection is. Alternatively, you can contact Customer Services: 40 Bell Street, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 1AD Tel: (0116) 288 8961.
Collection of larger items should be booked in with Customer Services as a separate collection. This will not be taken with any other collection.
Last updated: Wednesday, 6 December 2017 9:25 am